Questions tagged [applications]

Questions about software that runs on elementary OS. This includes the default applications like Files and Mail, and also apps from the software center and those downloaded manually.

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Noise doesn't play music [Solved]

I have a problem with Noise. When I try to play music the programm say that there isn't the codecs and it trays to install them. The codecs are already installed but the system doesn't recognise them. ...
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Why don't clicks on links in Thunderbird automatically open my web browser? [closed]

Using elementary OS 0.3 Freya (64-bit). I use Chromium as my browser and Thunderbird as my e-mail client. When I click on a url in Thunderbird, I notice the url is passed to Chromium, but control isn'...
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How can I lower the volume specific to a particular app?

I use the app Workrave to help keep RSI at bay. However, the app has a higher sound volume than I'd like, while the rest of my system is just right for me. Is there a way I can lower its volume while ...
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Chrome apps as default applications

Can you make a chrome application default to open files in pantheon? I would like to set .txt files to open a application called "text" which is a chrome application.
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(SOLVED) Is it possible to use an AppImage as a default application in Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera?

In the default applications settings, is it possible to set the default email client to an AppImage? I'm using a Tutanota Desktop client for Linux that's an AppImage file but I don't see a way to use ...
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Snap applications start extremely slowly

I have used snap package manager to install several applications on elementary OS. But when I want to start any app it may take a long time (up to several minutes). Sometimes app does not start and I ...
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Opera doesn't open in guest account

I can run Opera in my user account but It doesn't work in the guest account. I first downloaded the .deb package from: http://www.opera.com/es/computer/linux: Installed with apt: sudo apt install ...
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Why are all elementary specific apps missing the 'Always on top' option?

I just realized that all elementary apps, unlike all other apps apps, are missing the Always on top option (among many others). Right clicking on the top bar in their windows only shows the Close ...
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How can i play .MTS videos in elementary OS?

Is it a Codec issue? i just try with Video,VLC, with mplayer, with,i try to convert it with openshot, with avidemux, but it does not work, someone have any suggestions? i can play it in mac and ...
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Chrome does not shut down correctly

Every time I log out or shutdown Elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 after login and starting chrome 45.0.2454.85, chrome errors saying it did not shutdown correctly and I have to restore my tabs instead of ...
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Cannot find indicator-synapse config file

I am using freya(64bit) and have installed indicator-synapse from the ppa found here: install indicator-synapse Everything is working fine, but i just can't find the "config.json" file which is ...
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elementary OS install doesn't detect battery statistics [closed]

I performed a clean install of Elementary OS Freya just a couple of hours ago on a Lenovo G580 (20150) laptop (from which I'm now writing) with a brand new replacement HDD. For some reason, the ...
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How can I choose different default apps?

I would like to use GLiv (an OpenGL image viewer) as standard action by clicking at pictures. How do I manage this?
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elementary OS application development databases?

Is there any resources/documentation on which database can be use to save application input data. I am trying to build an invoicing application for elementary OS Loki.
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Is elementary OS phoning home? Privacy please! [duplicate]

When my internet connection is cut off by a misconfigured VPN, immediately a window opens that says it cannot connect to the Internet. When I reconnect to the Internet the window loads elementary OS ...
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How to get application menus in elementary OS?

I just downloaded elementary OS and did a fresh install and noticed that apps have no menus (File, View, Edit, etc.). So I searched on Google and found something to add a "Global Menu" similar to OS ...
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how can i uninstall a program in elementary os?(newbie)

Firstly, i should say I'm an elementary os newbie.So I'm really sorry if my question is too basic, pretty please please be patient with me, I'd really appreciate your help. I installed Elementary OS ...
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When I add a .desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications it appears but doesn't open from Applications menu

So I've made this .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=Team Speak 3 Comment=TS Exec="/home/nicolas/Programs/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_runscript.sh" Path="/home/nicolas/Programs/...
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OpenOffice install?

I'm trying to install Open Office. I downloaded and I followed all the steps appearing in their official site so now it's installed. Now I want to start synapse indicator and when I type 'openoffice' ...
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Software in AppCenter aren't up to date

I'm relatively new with ElementaryOS (and with Linux in general). An University advisor suggest us to try different distro for a more reproducible approach with our researches. I'm trying ...
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Using Granite with a different language besides Vala

I am interested in developing for elementary OS, but what's holding me back from doing so is that I can't figure out how to use the Granite widgets from C++. I would prefer to use this instead of ...
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GNS3 icon do not appear in Applications

a newbie here. I installed GNS3 on Freyo using command line. This to be specific: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gns3/ppa sudo apt-get install gns3-gui Everything went fine and installed ...
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Where to find the list of components of an elementary OS release?

Where can I find a list of applications and other components of the operating system? (E.g., is the desktop environment KDE or GNOME? Where are the names of the applications menu, toolbar at the ...
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“Open with” context menu option not remembering my selection and always showing Run no matter what

This has been annoying me a lot recently. Is there a way to disable the "Run" context menu for some specific mimetypes to make it always "Open with <insert default application here>?" For some ...
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how can I get indicator-synapse working?

I've installed (sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse), and I see the icon on the wingpanel. However, I can't activate it with any shortcut (ctrl-space doesn't work, which I though was the default), ...
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GLib 2.22 to run Thunderbird

I am running 64bit elementary OS 0.3 Freya and I would like to use Thunderbird as an email client for my Gmail account. I have downloaded it from the website as the Software Centre has Thunderbird 31 ...
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Does elementary OS support snap packages from AppCenter?

…and if so, is it possible to choose the application update channel in AppCenter? Ubuntu 18.04 will support these features, will elementary OS include it in 5.0 version?
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Running applications

Maybe a stupid question. Anyway, how do I run an application from within the applications folder (/usr/share/applications)? There is no run option from within the context menu (mouse right click)....
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Add to Startup an application that is not showing

I want to automatically start the telegram desktop client when I login. But it doesn't show there when I try to add it in Settings-Applications-Startup But its desktop launcher file is in ~/.local/...
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Script not opening in terminal via desktop launcher

Here's my .desktop file content [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=wifite Comment=WiFite , fight for WiFi Exec=pantheon-terminal -e 'wifite --help' Icon=wifite Terminal=true Type=Application ...
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how to enable web-cam to record video?

How to enable web-cam to record video.? I like the inbuilt camera app want capture video with it. is there any solution ?
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Have applications dock close with Windows key

I used the answer on Have application menu open up with only Windows key to open the applications dock with Win key (works perfectly). Is there a way to have it close again using Win key? It just ...
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Camera Application freezes on Juno but not Loki [closed]

So for some reason, the Camera application in Juno is not initializing my webcam and then freezes after a few seconds. When ran in the terminal, the following message appears: (io.elementary.camera:...
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Steam in Juno- how to install

In the app center, there are two choices for steam: 1. steam with the default cog icon, and steam installer with the regular steam icon. There's also the deb file you can download from the Steam ...
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Vim commands on terminal do not work

When using vim from within the terminal I have the following issues. Vim "visual selection" using Ctrl-v does not work. Instead the terminal tries to paste the last copied text. When the vim window ...
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Can I increase the amount of time before I'm asked to force quit an app?

I've noticed that some of my newer games will cause that dialogue box to pop-up during their initial loading screens. It seems like if it takes more than 5 or 10 seconds to load a game, the OS freaks ...
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The “Applications” menu does not open [closed]

In fact the menu is open, but it's clear I can not see it, because I give the SUPER + SPACE command and write the name of a program and press enter, the program opens. Português: De fato, o menu é ...
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Change application switcher [duplicate]

Is there an easy option to change or edit the default application switcher? The current switcher is pretty cool with this fade of the windows and the reordered Plank when I just enjoy the system, but ...
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Context menu of toolbar icon doesn't work [closed]

I have Elementary OS Freya on my desktop computer. I installed some applications, which appear in toolbar (dropbox, steam, xneur, ...). But when I open an context menu from toolbar icon and select any ...
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No system tray icons showing at all! [duplicate]

I am using Elementary OS Freya. All my system tray icons like chrome, hangouts,Geary etc. which used to show on Ubuntu 14.04 are not showing on elementary OS. Is there any way i can get these system ...
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Gnome-do crash at startup at Freya [closed]

In Luna I used gnome-do without any issues (gnome-do is great btw). In Freya I get: `$ gnome-do Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" (Do:10915): Wnck-CRITICAL **: ...
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Calendar duplicates repeating events [closed]

If I create a recurring event in the calendar, it automatically makes a copy of it to the next day. It should be only on Monday and Wednesday
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App Center is crashing [closed]

App center was too good before. But the last update it's being crashed while searching for an app. It crashes right after typing one or two characters. And even when I click on the categories say '...
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How can I get AppImages to show up in the Applications Menu?

I am using elementary OS 5.1 Hera. If I install some AppImage file in my home directory, I don't find its app icon in the Applications Menu.
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How to solve equations in Calculator?

When I place mouse over Calculator icon inside the 'Applications' menu it says "Solve simple equations". So I assume this can be done somehow. I tried these expressions. solve(x=2x+3) x=2x+3 It says ...
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How to add desktop shortcuts for installed applications - freya? [duplicate]

I tried to add my custom shortcuts for my installed apps. But I can't found a right tutorial to do this operations. Can anyone suggest me to create a desktop shortcut for my custom apps? I have ...
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How do I get back that app that I bought after reinstall?

I bought a bunch of apps from Appcenter, but for reasons I had to reinstall my OS. Is there any way for me to have those apps again without paying for them?
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Run AppImage on Startup

I have an AppImage executable file which I need to run on startup. I have given the file permissions to execute, it is currently 764. To open the application from terminal, I just the type the path, ...
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How can I clear and reset the buffer in Terminal?

Due to the way Terminal clears the screen with the Ctrl + L shortcut, I'm unfortunately finding myself using other terminals for most things. I work with logs a lot, and need to be able to quickly ...
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pycharm is not showing in app launcher and anywhere in elementary juno

I have installed pycharm community in elementary juno but it is not showing in app launcher and anywhere and when i run this ./pycharm.sh from the extracted file in terminal it run... I can't even ...